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Information sessions offered for seniors eligible for EPIC

Four sessions have been scheduled this month locally to provide information and enrollment for the New York State Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC). Many of the prescription benefits from EPIC were restored Jan. 1.

EPIC representatives will be available from 12:30 to 2 p.m. next Wednesday in the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St.; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 in the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.

The other sessions will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 26 in the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave.

Seniors should bring proof of their 2012 income, including Social Security income, and their Medicare ID cards.

EPIC supplements the prescription benefits from Medicare Part D for people who are 65 and older and who meet the income and eligibility guidelines.

For more information, call (800) 332-3742 or search for EPIC at